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Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Nuclear Material Removed From Livermore Lab

Anonymously contributed:

More Nuclear Material Removed From Livermore Lab
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has sent 80 percent of its highly secured "special nuclear material" to five other government sites, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration said yesterday (see GSN, Oct. 1, 2009).

The material has been sent to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee, the Idaho National Laboratory and the Nevada National Security Site.

The deliveries were part of a U.S. effort begun four years ago to consolidate high-security nuclear material at the five facilities by 2012. Removal of the sensitive material from Lawrence Livermore is set to wrap up that year.

“The removal of 80 percent of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s highest security category nuclear material demonstrates continued progress and is the result of some very hard work,” NNSA Deputy Administrator Donald Cook said in a statement. “NNSA continues to make tremendous strides in transforming a Cold War nuclear weapons complex into a 21st century nuclear security enterprise that is smaller, safer, and more efficient. Safely and efficiently removing special nuclear material from Livermore by the end of 2012 is a major part of that effort” (U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration release I, Nov. 10).

http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20101111_1698.php

19 comments:

thief said...

“NNSA continues to make tremendous strides in transforming a Cold War nuclear weapons complex into a 21st century nuclear security enterprise that is smaller, safer, and more efficient. Safely and efficiently removing special nuclear material from Livermore by the end of 2012 is a major part of that effort”

I hate DOE polspeak.

If removing SNM from Livermore males Livermore "smaller, safer (yes...always safer) and more efficient" doesn't that, under the conditions of his statement, make these other facilities larger less safe and less efficient?

We've done the lords work today folks!

Anonymous said...

Removing nuclear materials from every NNSA facility will make these facilities kinder, gentler, happier, safer, more efficient, and less productive. Remember, we can calculate everything and anything.

Anonymous said...

And in the immortal words of Lone Watie – “We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavor to persevere." And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on Pu.

Anonymous said...

After they've taken most of the SNM out of superblock, and laid off a number of security officers, will they re-open Southgate drive or is that to expensive of a proposition to remove the fencing and concrete barriers?

Anonymous said...

What, you expect Security to recognize that decreasing the risk should result in more convenience to the employees?? What are you, a terrorist sympathizer? Go immediately and retake all of your on-line security training! That will guarantee we are safe!

Anonymous said...

Realize that re-opening Southgate drive will incur some costs. Convenience of employees has never been high on NA-70's list of appropriate security expenditures. It is doubtful NA-70 would fund Security for it.

Anonymous said...

If enough of you cry baby liberal labbies complain they will open it. After all you run the show. Isn't that why UC is gone ? You're better than everyone else attitude is what brought in LLNS. You are your own demise.

Anonymous said...

You are your own demise.

November 20, 2010 7:54 PM

Truer words were never written. The whiners have brought about the current state. It will ever be so.

Anonymous said...

If enough of you cry baby liberal labbies complain...

Yup, I've never heard a moderate or conservative Labbie complain about any conditions at LLNL.

Anonymous said...

Yup, I've never heard a moderate or conservative Labbie complain about any conditions at LLNL.

November 24, 2010 8:56 PM

Nor will you. Thank you for your support of our conservative causes!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your support of our conservative causes!

Can't oblige you on that, 9:43PM. But you have a great day, too.

Anonymous said...

November 25, 2010 10:52 AM is irony and sarcasm challenged. No sense of humor is typical for liberals. They're so smart that they don't get it.

Anonymous said...

No sense of humor is typical for liberals.

Thanks for that insightful statement. Keep thinking those deep thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Your thoughts are so deep you are drowning in them.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it is very ethical for one person to post then respond to their own post as if they are some body else.

Anonymous said...

"Isn't that why UC is gone".

It is gone because of a conservative congress and a conservative president. liberals had very little to do with the LLNS take over. Check your history before you post.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it is very ethical for one person to post then respond to their own post as if they are some body else.

November 30, 2010 6:47 AM

Could you be more specific? Looking over recent posts on this thread, it's hard to see what you are talking about.

Anonymous said...

November 30, 2010 7:20 PM

Expressing an opinion, not a fact. If you don't agree with me that's fine (unless you are the culprit).

Anonymous said...

No problem with you expressing an opinion (that's what blogs are for). Just having trouble understanding the specific object of your opinion. Clarity in opinion is as good as clarity in facts. As an anonymous poster, who are you afraid to offend?

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